The Forty Years War: The Rise and Fall of the Neocons, from Nixon to Obama

The Forty Years War: The Rise and Fall of the Neocons, from Nixon to Obama

by Len Colodny, Tom Shachtman

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ISBN-13: 9780061688294
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/23/2010
Pages: 489
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Len Colodny is the bestselling coauthor of Silent Coup: The Removal of a President, which spent thirteen weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. He lives in Florida.

Tom Shachtman is the author of thirty books, including Decade of Shocks, 1963-1974; Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold; and Rumspringa: To Be or Not to Be Amish. He lives in Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Prologue: Is This the Beginning of the End of the Neocons? 1

Book 1 Opposing Nixon

Section I The Road to China

1 Nixon's Foreign Policy Dreams 13

2 The Anti-Nixon 23

3 Sending Signals 32

4 Young Men in a Hurry 48

5 "Actual or Feigned" 59

6 Cambodia and Echo 72

7 Crises Expose Fissures 84

8 Approaching the Zenith 96

Section II Undermining the Presidency

9 Making Allies into Enemies 107

10 "A Federal Offense of the Highest Order" 120

11 "Three out of Three, Mr. President" 132

12 A Meeting of Mind-Sets 146

13 Actions and Reactions 158

Section III The Haig Administration

14 Three Quick Strikes 175

15 Nullifying Nixon 193

16 Protecting the Flanks 210

17 Endgame 216

Book 2 The Triumph of the Neocons

Section IV The Post-Nixon Years

18 A Short Honeymoon 229

19 Yielding to the Right 249

20 Primary Battles 260

21 The Carter Interregnum 272

Section V The Reagan Evolution

22 Fits and Starts 293

23 The High Tide of Anti-Communism, and After 304

24 Not Going to Baghdad 326

25 The Post-Cold War Dilemma 345

Section VI Full Power

26 Neocons Versus Clinton 359

27 From Candidate to Bush 43 372

28 The Neocon Hour of Triumph 385

29 The Cheney Regency 406

30 Losing Power 417

Epilogue: Foreign Affairs and the Election of 2008 427

Acknowledgments 435

Notes and Bibliography 437

Index 469

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